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Articles are materials that stimulate discussion and articulate opinions about the lifestyle issues surrounding living Happy + Sexy.

On the Virtues of Vanilla

Vanilla

One sexy bean pod

First of all, it's from an orchid.  An orchid!  It's medically considered mildly addictive (!) and historically was an aphrodisiac. 

Yes, indeed, and as it turns out, and I quote: Read more about On the Virtues of Vanilla

The Anti-Exploits of Men Against Sexism

Men Against Sexism

"Only by rooting out internalized sexism would men treat one another with respect."

Anti-Exploits of Men Against Sexism by Ed Mead, Revolutionary Rumors PRESS

Sex Wars by EROTIC BODY STATION

Sex Wars Live Demo

"Sex Wars" by EROTIC BODY STATION explores the uncanny similarities in the puritanical sex-negative anti-choice mentality of anti-sex-industry Radical Feminism and the Christian Right. The soundbites feature Gail Dines, Rush Limbaugh, Betty Dodson and vlogger, sex-positive feminist, transwoman and web-cam model AtypicalAeshe. Read more about Sex Wars by EROTIC BODY STATION

Cooking as an alternative to sexual murder

Let's enjoy some teevee. First, a nice episode of Family Feud.

Married men would [fill in the blank] for sex

The Family Feud video pretty much speaks for itself, but there are a few items I would like to note: Read more about Cooking as an alternative to sexual murder

Love in the Western World by Denis de Rougemont

Love in the Western World, Denis de Rougemont

"[A]ll European poetry has come out of the Provencal poetry written in the twelfth century by the troubadours of Languedoc [...]. Let us grant that the language of passion was derived from a courtly literature, itself produced in the atmosphere of a certain heresy." (Pg 78 & 173)

The History of Sexuality, Vol 3 | The Care of the Self by Michel Foucault

The History of Sexuality, Vol 3 | The Care of the Self by Michel Foucault

The "art of oneirocriticism" is the method of studying dreams as an oracle, to "decipher the signs that foretell the future" (Pg 14, 7). Dreams in general were considered important messages that the average person in antiquity would use to view their waking state in a new light and through analysis to prepare themselves for impending events. Read more about The History of Sexuality, Vol 3 | The Care of the Self by Michel Foucault

The History of Sexuality, Vol 2 | The Use of Pleasure by Michel Foucault

Foucault Vol 2 Use of Pleasure

Again, Foucault can be a difficult read, although I've found that if you're willing to bull through the parts that would put you to sleep if you were to force yourself to fully understand each and every sentence, you can still get a huge amount from it without that effort, and just force it to be a smooth read. Read more about The History of Sexuality, Vol 2 | The Use of Pleasure by Michel Foucault

Sex: Methods and Manners

Sex: Methods and Manners

Progressive sex talk in the 50's

I bought this book because I read somewhere that one of the authors was a progressive writer for his time. So a 1950's era book on the methods and manners of sex seemed a good place to investigate.

All of this is assumed to be within the context of heterosexual marriage, but more importantly, within the context of respect for the lover and for mutual pleasure. Read more about Sex: Methods and Manners

The History of Sexuality | An Introduction | Volume I, Michel Foucault

History of Sexuality Vol I

Basically Foucault says that culturally many of us think that 'the powers that be' are repressing and suppressing our sexuality, and that it is our job to 'free' ourselves from the bondage of prudish institutions, laws and governments and experience our true selves through our sex. Then he says this is bunk. If you think this, you've been snookered. Read more about The History of Sexuality | An Introduction | Volume I, Michel Foucault

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